Manchester WSPU tea towel
This tea towel is based on a historical banner used by the Manchester branch of the Women's Social and Political Union, led by Emmeline Pankhurst. It was Pankhurst and five other women who first established the WSPU on 10 October 1903 at her home in Manchester in order to wage a militant campaign for women's suffrage, frustrated as they were with the cautious approach of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. Surviving banners like this from the time are extremely rare, and the original is now in the care of the People's History Museum, Manchester. £1 of every purchase of this tea towel will go towards the upkeep of the banner.